Two CU-Boulder Engineering Alums To Fly On NASA Space Shuttle Nov. 19

Nov. 16, 1997

Two University of Colorado alums will make their first journeys into space on Wednesday, Nov. 19, when NASA’s space shuttle Columbia blasts off from Cape Kennedy, bringing the total number of CU-Boulder astronaut alums to 15.

New Program Links CU Grad Students With Professors At Other Schools

Nov. 16, 1997

A new program will link doctoral students at the University of Colorado at Boulder with professors at other Colorado colleges and universities. "The goal is to expand the teaching experiences of aspiring professors and expose them to institutions where the majority of teaching jobs are found," said Hoag Holmgren, assistant director of the Graduate Teacher Program. "More jobs are available at liberal arts schools, smaller state schools and community colleges than at major research universities like CU-Boulder."

Investment Forum Exposes Students To Evolving Financial World

Nov. 13, 1997

EDITORS: Reporters interested in attending should RSVP to Connie Blazon, 492-8468. Parking passes will be provided. Lehman Brothers Inc. and the finance division of the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder will co-sponsor an investment banking forum from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.

CU-Boulder Maps Out Plan For Geography Week

Nov. 12, 1997

The Colorado Geographic Alliance, based in the geography department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is giving every Colorado school a packet of teaching materials in observance of Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16 through Nov. 22. The teaching materials were produced by the Alliance and the National Geographic Society. This year’s theme for the week is “Explore the World: Geography Takes You Places.”

World's 'Smartest' House Created By CU-Boulder Team

Nov. 12, 1997

What may be the world’s “smartest” house, a dwelling whose environment is controlled by a computer system that learns the occupant’s daily habits and preferences, is unknown to most residents of Boulder, Colo., where it’s located.

CU Names Two Distinguished Professors

Nov. 12, 1997

Two well-known faculty members at the University of Colorado at Boulder were named Distinguished Professors Thursday, Nov. 13, by the CU Board of Regents. Richard McCray, professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences, and Charles Wilkinson, professor of law, received the prestigious designation in Denver during a monthly meeting of the Board of Regents.

Nov. 18 Workshop To Address Job Search Issues For Gays

Nov. 11, 1997

Searching for a job can be difficult for anyone, but when you're gay there are some additional questions. •Should you reveal your sexual orientation during a job interview? •If you don't say you’re gay during the interview but decide to bring it up later, what might the consequences be? •How can you find out if a company is gay-friendly?

CU-Boulder Holds Symposium On Building A Diverse Campus

Nov. 9, 1997

CU-Boulder will host the Second Annual Communities of Color and Allies Symposium on Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Coors Events/Conference Center in room 4. The symposium will feature a variety of diversity issues concerning the campus and other communities, and will include a video teleconference at 11 a.m. titled, “Race Relations in Higher Education: A Prescription for Empowerment and Progress.”

Suspect Arrested In Campus Assault

Nov. 6, 1997

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a recent assault on an 18-year-old male student at the University of Colorado at Boulder near the Williams Village residence hall complex. LaMarcus Jenkins, 20, of Denver turned himself in to Denver police following the issuance of an arrest warrant by the CU Police Department Thursday, Nov. 6. CU detectives executed a search warrant for Jenkins’ residence at about 6 p.m. The suspect was not at home when officers appeared at the residence, but came to Denver police headquarters at about 10 p.m.

CU-Boulder Physician Says Flu Shot Is The Best Bet

Nov. 6, 1997

It’s airborne, it’s mutating and it could keep you sick in bed for days. It’s the flu, and Wardenberg Health Center physician Jim Schlegel of the University of Colorado at Boulder advises people to get immunized against it. “Someone may be in bed for three days, flat out, having to be nearly fed by someone willing enough to do that,” Schlegel says of the severity of the flu.